Freshman quarterback Gary Nova made the statement after leaving a team meeting in which Rutgers coach Greg Schiano addressed the team.
"We have to see what happens but coach Flood is the interim coach right now," Nova said.
Nova said the team was stunned to hear the news.
"We just got done working out in the morning and we were looking at ESPN and it just showed up," Nova said. "Nobody knows really what to think."
Nova also addressed the recruiting issue now facing Rutgers.
"It's hard to convince somebody to commit to a school that doesn't have a head coach right now," he said. "You just have to tell them to fight through and signing day is Wednesday, and to make a choice."
Flood joined Rutgers in 2005 after a three-year stint at Delaware. He has been the assistant head coach since 2008, with duties ranging from co-offensive coordinator to assistant head coach to run game coordinator as well as the offensive line coach.
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